Happy Marte Day!


HOUSTON — Happy Marte Day. Check back a little later for some blah-blah-blah from the clubhouse about the long-awaited outfielder’s debut.

»»» According to the Elias wonks, Kevin Correia is the first Pirate to win at least five straight starts after having a five-game losing streak in the same season since 1965, when Vern Law went 8-0 immediately after losing his first five starts of the year. This season, Correia dropped five in a row from April 29 to May 20; he won his fifth straight Wednesday, a 3-2 victory against the Cubs.

Game 98: Pirates @ Astros, 8:05 p.m. ET

Astros (34-65): 1. Jose Altuve 2b, 2. Marwin Gonzalez ss, 3. Justin Maxwell cf, 4. Scott Moore 1b, 5. J.D. Martinez lf, 6. Chris Johnson 3b, 7. Brian Bogusevic rf, 8. Carlos Corporan c, 9. Dallas Keuchel lhp (1-2, 4.03)

Pirates (55-42): 1. Starling Marte lf, 2. Neil Walker 2b, 3. Andrew McCutchen cf, 4. Garrett Jones rf, 5. Casey McGehee 1b, 6. Pedro Alvarez 3b, 7. Rob Barajas c, 8. Clint Barmes ss, 9. A.J. Burnett rhp (11-3, 3.59)